The Explorers Program is operated in conjunction with Learning for Life, a national program associated with the Boy Scouts of America. This program is open to area youth between 15 and 20 years of age who have an interest in law enforcement. The explorer will receive a minimum of 40 hours of training in basic law enforcement in an Explorer Academy, and then receive ongoing training throughout the year through in-serve training at monthly meetings, along with riding with patrol officers.
Explorers also attend various field trips. Explorers have the opportunity to demonstrate their learned skills while competing against other explorer posts in both local and national competitions. Police explorers also assist the police department in various functions such as assisting with crowd control and parking at large events and festivals in the township. The Springfield Township Law Enforcement Explorer Post has won several best overall post awards in tri-state competitions over the past several years, and was named the best post in Ohio in 2010. Many of our former explorers have gone on to careers in law enforcement both at the local and federal levels.
Springfield Township Police Department Explorer Program is currently accepting applications for its Police Explorer Program. For more information on this program, please contact Officer Jim Scheeler or Sgt. Scott Hughes by email or by phone at 513-729-1300.